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Transaction Analysis: A Number 3, Anibal Style
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R.J. Anderson

12-14

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BP Unfiltered: Which WAR(P) Are You?
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Sam Miller

11-26

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Overthinking It: The Art of NPB Scouting
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Ben Lindbergh

09-26

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27

The Platoon Advantage: Is 12 Enough for Ichiro?
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Michael Bates

09-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 49: Another Attempt to Explain Why You Don't Need an Ace in October/The New Old Ichiro/The Steve Johnson Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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BP Unfiltered: Ichiro Suzuki, Mountains, and Mushrooms
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Ben Lindbergh

08-30

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BP Unfiltered: This is a Mike Trout Factoid
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Sam Miller

07-26

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Week's Trades
by
Derek Carty

07-26

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Punk Hits: The Goblins & Gauntlets Monster Manual, MLB Expansion Pack: Position Players, Vol. 1
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Ian Miller

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 5: Foghorn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-24

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26

Transaction Analysis: Ichiro Bound for the Big Apple UPDATED
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

06-12

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The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 12
by
Jason Wojciechowski

05-18

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 18
by
Matthew Kory

04-27

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Overthinking It: The April Anomalies That Matter
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

04-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 9
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Daniel Rathman

02-29

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Painting the Black: Of Abreu and Ichiro
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R.J. Anderson

02-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Vortices of Suck, Part II
by
Jay Jaffe

05-11

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28

The Asian Equation
by
Michael Street

09-29

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Reintroducing PECOTA: The Hits Just Keep On Coming
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Ben Lindbergh and Colin Wyers

03-20

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Schrodinger's Bat: Clearing the Decks
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Dan Fox

02-20

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Doctoring The Numbers: Mariners, Braves, and Diamondbacks
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Rany Jazayerli

07-19

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Transaction of the Day: Extensions and Kendall
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Christina Kahrl

04-19

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6-4-3: Glittering Prizes and Endless Compromises
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Gary Huckabay

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

05-18

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Doctoring Ichiro
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Rany Jazayerli

02-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: How the Sausage Was Made
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Baseball Prospectus

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December 17, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: A Number 3, Anibal Style

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R.J. Anderson

The Yankees re-up Suzuki, the Red Sox strengthen their rotation with Dempster, Sanchez goes back to Detroit and the Giants take sole ownership of the Torres-Pagan trade.

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Sometimes, the player-value models disagree, and you get to make a choice. Make that choice.

Much, perhaps too much, is made of the multiple models existent that attempt to characterize a player's value relative to replacement level. "A man with one watch always knows the time, while a man with two watches can never be sure," is an expression. Most of the time, though, WAR, WARP, and WAR are close allies. How good is Joey Votto? you might ask. And the answers you get: 

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November 26, 2012 5:00 am

Overthinking It: The Art of NPB Scouting

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Ben Lindbergh

Forecasting Japanese imports provides particular challenges, which teams will try to adjust for this offseason.

In November of 2010, the Twins bid $5 million for the privilege of negotiating with Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who had been posted by his NPB team, the Chiba Lotte Marines. The 26-year-old was coming off a season in which he’d hit .346/.423/.482, leading Japan’s Pacific League in batting average, hits, runs, and total bases. Nishioka had won three Japanese Gold Gloves, and the Twins, whose astute scouting had led them to six division titles in the previous 10 seasons, envisioned him as their starting shortstop. After winning the bidding, they spent an additional $9 million to lock up Nishioka for the next three seasons.

Last December, the Brewers submitted a winning bid of $2.5 million—half of what the Twins had bid for Nishioka—to negotiate with Yakult Swallows outfielder Norichika Aoki. It took $2.5 million more to secure his services for the next two seasons. The 29-year-old Aoki had posted a much more modest .292/.358/.360 line with just four home runs in his final Japanese season.

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September 26, 2012 5:00 am

The Platoon Advantage: Is 12 Enough for Ichiro?

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Michael Bates

Ichiro Suzuki's major-league career has been great, but, because of where he was born, it will be short. Will it be enough for Hall of Fame voters?

Despite what has been a tremendous week for Ichiro Suzuki (he hit .533/.563/.867 from September 19th to 24th), there's been understandable speculation that one of baseball's most iconic figures is coming toward the end of the line. Not that he has to, but if he retires at the end of the year, Ichiro will finish somewhere north of 2600 hits in 12 Major League seasons, with two batting titles, the single-season record for hits, in excess of 450 stolen bases, 10 (consecutive) Gold Gloves and All-Star appearances, a Rookie of the Year award and an AL MVP.  It's a short but storied MLB career, and it's going to lead to a lot of questions about whether Ichiro belongs in the Hall of Fame.

There's no doubt that, at his peak, Ichiro was a Hall of Fame-level talent.  The problem, of course, is that his career in the majors began when he was 27. If he retired this year, Ichiro would finish with fewer than 2000 games.  Historically, the Hall of Fame has found a place for players with short careers.  Indeed, 48 players who played the majority of their careers in the 20th and 21st centuries have made the HOF despite finishing below that playing time threshold.  These players even include inner circle Hall of Famers like Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Arky Vaughan, Hank Greenberg and Home Run Baker.

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Ben and Sam revisit their discussion from last week on aces in October, talk about the new old Ichiro, and tell you more than you need to know about Orioles starter Steve Johnson.

Ben and Sam revisit their discussion from last week on aces in October, talk about the new old Ichiro, and tell you more than you need to know about Orioles starter Steve Johnson.

Episode 49: "Another Attempt to Explain Why You Don't Need an Ace in October/The New Old Ichiro/The Steve Johnson Story"

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An Important Internet Discovery reveals more of Ichiro's strange sense of humor.

The latest example of Ichiro Suzuki's weird and wonderful sense of humor: a survey form he filled out for a newspaper company as a third-year high school student.

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Mike Trout's numbers are factoidable.

Here is a list of the past 20 Rookies of the Year in the American League, ranked by career WARP

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July 26, 2012 9:32 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Rating the Fantasy Impact of the Week's Trades

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Derek Carty

Derek teases out how league switches, ballpark switches and role-changes will affect your team.

It’s been a crazy few days for trades and rumors, so I’m here today to make sense of it all from a fantasy perspective.  There’s a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in...

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Part two of Ian's epic adventure game.

Thank you for purchasing this Monster Manual MLB Expansion Pack. This edition features dozens of position players guaranteed to breathe new life into your G&G adventures.

(Your purchase also gives you access to the MLB Expansion Pack: Pitchers, Vol. 1 -- absolutely free!) 

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Ben and Sam discuss Ichiro's trade to the Yankees and the Tigers-Marlins swap.

Effectively Wild Episode 5: "Foghorn"

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Ichiro switches clubhouses while the Yankees visit the Mariners in Seattle.

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June 12, 2012 9:09 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 12

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Jason Wojciechowski

First in the NL Central, first in our hearts, 25th in our Hit List.

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